"I thought we had perhaps a better killer instinct earlier in the year, if you can use that term," Jackson said. "I'm not fond of it, but when we had a team [down] 15, we'd try to extend it to 25 and tried to take the heart out of teams earlier in the year. Right now, I think that we've kind of played around with teams at times and allowed them to stay around in games and this is one of them."
Monday, March 16, 2009
The need for a "killer instinct"
The Lakers are 53-13 but coach Phil Jackson has noticed that something has been missing from his club in the second half of the season: